Year 2

This half term, our topic will be ‘Secret Garden’.

We will be completing a lot of science learning this half term. We will learn about plants and investigate what seeds need to grow. We will also begin to look at minibeasts and their microhabitats, even designing a minibeast hotel.

In English, we will be looking at the text ‘Jack and the Baked Beanstalk’ and the children will be creating their own endings.

In maths, we are consolidating all the fantastic learning from this year, including place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, time and money. We would recommend using Hit The Button or Times Table Rockstars to practise your times tables and division facts.

Reading Challenge

Listen to and read this text all about minibeasts:

YouTube - Mad About Minibeasts

Then create a quiz for the children in your class to see what they have learnt from the book.

It would also be useful to visit this link to learn and read more about minibeasts:

BBC Bitesize - What Are Minibeasts?

Creative Challenge

Can you create your own insect? Use objects from around your home to design your new insect. How many legs will it have? Does it fly? How will it move?

Family Challenge

All the children have worked incredibly hard in preparation for their national curriculum assessments. As a family, could you have a picnic or a small party to celebrate your child’s hard work? You could bake a cake, make some sandwiches and even sit outside! 

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